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Defense and National Security

Chris Stewart National SecurityI believe that the fundamental responsibility of the federal government is to provide for our mutual defense. Recent world events in the Middle-east and North Africa illustrate that we still live in a dangerous world. Hostilities are growing in many corners of the world. History assures us that another security crisis will come. When it does, it is absolutely essential that we be prepared. We must keep our military strong. We must provide our troops with the tools that they need to succeed.

President Obama has neglected the military during his administration. As recent events in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria have shown, the world is not ready for a smaller U.S. military. Now we have seen what happens when the U.S. refuses to honor its obligation as the world’s only superpower, a nation that has stood for something rare and exceptional for generations. 

As an Air Force veteran and your Congressman, I am dedicated to ensuring your security and well-being. I can guarantee that no stone will remain unturned as I work to protect American families. Additionally, I am fully aware of the need for government scrutiny and have committed myself to pursuing responsible military spending. By closing overseas bases and streamlining operations, the military can sustain some reductions in spending without hurting national security. I am fully dedicated to safeguarding American safety both home and abroad.

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Mar 13, 2018 Press Release

Salt Lake City, UT – Rep. Chris Stewart will host his fourth annual “Stewart Security Summit – Defining America’s Role in the World” on Monday, March 26 at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. 

Speakers will discuss America's role in national security, foreign relations, the importance of a free press and much more.


Jan 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 passed the House of Representatives with Congressman Chris Stewart’s (R-Utah) support. This bipartisan reauthorization permits the U.S. government to target foreign citizens located overseas to obtain foreign intelligence information.


Nov 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the House of Representatives, with Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) serving as a conferee. The bill rebuilds our military through equipment modernization and improves readiness. It also reforms the way that the Pentagon does business and gives them the tools they need to make better, more responsible decisions.

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Stewart (R-Utah) introduced H.R. 3448 to prevent the leaking of classified information. The Classified Information Protection Act simplifies existing law and imposes penalties for unauthorized disclosure for classified information.

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – After the passage of the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement:

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement today, after the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the House of Representatives.

Feb 14, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after the resignation of National Security Advisor, General Flynn:
Jan 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Rep. Mike Pompeo as the CIA Director:

“Mike Pompeo has become a good friend as we’ve worked closely together on the House Intelligence Committee. He will be a tremendous CIA Director at a very important time in our nation’s history. I look forward to continuing to partner with him as we work on intelligence issues.”


Jan 10, 2017 Press Release
Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence announced that Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) will serve as the Chairman of the Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture Subcommittee.
Jul 15, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and the House Intelligence Committee approved the release of 28 pages reviewed by the 9/11 Commission that had previously been classified.